Skyharbor first album ‘Blinding White Noise’ was released in 2012. Skyharbor have been performed around the world. In 2014 they released 'Guiding Lights' after a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign. Skyharbor got a new frontman Eric Emery and drummer Aditya Ashok solidify the band's lineup. The future is especially promising in 2017 as a new album with Emery approaches its release and the band look set to hit even bigger stages as they march into the future.
Twinmusi talk to Keshav Dhar from Skyharbor about their new album and more
TM - What fans expect from your Australian tour?
KD - Our set will be different from what we normally do. The last couple of years where we have been doing a lot of support touring with bands such as such as the Deftones and Babymetal, for these bands we have to tailor our sound to be more palatable but now we're coming down for progfest we can just go all out.
TM - How will you pick your setlist?
KD - We only have a 40 minute set so we are going to try and play a lot of hits from all albums but a lot of hits from the new album as well.
TM - You recorded your new album in Australia what made you want to record it in Australia?
KD - big reason we wandered to record in Australia is because we wanted the album to sound Australian and we're young all massive fans of Karnivool, Butterfly, Dead Letter Circus and cog all of these fans have been very inspirational to us and we wanted to sound like them.
TM - If you could pick out of Karnivool, Butterfly, Dead Letter Circus and cog to tour with who would it be and why?
KD - Karnivool and Dead Letter Circus because they are two of the most ground breaking bands they are very unique and we co produced our album with Luke hopefully we will get to tour with them sometime we have achieved so many of our bucketlist items already I am sure this will happen.
TM - What else is on your bucketlist?
KD - We would love to tour with Tool but i doubt that will happen. There are also certain festivals we want to do such as South by Southwest festival.
TM - You toured with baby metal how was that can you tell us any tour stories?
KD - That was incredible
TM - Did you get to meet them?
KD - Yes we did, we couldn't have a conversation with them because there was a language barrier and we couldn't take any pictures with them they were very particular about their privacy. It was great we played ping pong with them, on one occasion Eric got excited because he was about to score a point and he wacked one of the balls and it skidded across the table and hit one of the girls in her throat. All of us immediately were like "oh no" and she was laughing it off and from behind you could see her bodyguard tense up and step forward but it was fine and the shows were madness it was great.
TM - That is really cool we just watched them here on the weekend and there shows are amazing.
KD - It is almost like watching a Broadway musical or a theatrical Productions.
TM - It is even if you take away the singing the music behind it is amazing that would not be easy to play.
KD - It is amazing these guys would get into the venue at 8 a.m. in the morning and build the Babymetal set from scratch everyday. Then the whole band would do a dress rehearsal they would play the show before the show everyday the level of professionalism was just the next level they even sing live with no tracks.
TM - That is cool, I need to go to Japan to watch them live.
TM - you have some band members in India and some band members in America what's the biggest challenge you have working together?
KD - The most challenging thing is keeping the momentum going because everyone has stuff to do outside of the band, some people have Studios, some people do Productions and gigs and work with other Artists. We write a music by file sharing we don't get to get in a room and write together which is it what we like doing. Science we wrote our last album together we thought we can't go back from this we now want to write more albums together.
TM - You created an album in Australia there was your next choice too create your next album be?
KD - I would love to come back to Australia again, i love the surroundings you weak up every day and have a bright sun you go to the beach hang out go in the sea and have some good food. I mean you guys know how to do food really well Great experiences and coffee and by 8am we had breakfast and coffee gone for a swim and were ready to make music and it felt like everything was blissful.
TM - If you could of been in the studio for any album ever made what would it be and why?
KD - Sound Awake by Karnivool thats not even a question 100 percent that one album if I had been around that would have been a spiritual experience for me.
TM - What was the lyrical theme for your last album and why did you decide to go in this direction?
KD - It is a darker album and there are certain political references a lot of it is lashing out at some of the b******* that we see. There is a lot of political stuff going down in the USA and in India and it's impossible to disconnect yourself from it all the time India we can't talk about it on normal channels but in the USA you are allowed to call him out on this it but in India it's very tense and there is a lot of tension.
TM - Is there Anything else you want to announce to your fans?
KD - We are really excited to be playing Progfest and make sure you come check us out.